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Autor:  esl
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  16/JUN/2004 11:01 AM
Assunto:  TO FLEE- Tom/Pat etc
 
Mensagem:  Some days ago, I posted a question about To Flee, and many of you commented on it.

In fact, I wrote the sentence again in another essay about "peace", and wrote the sentence "many prisoners flee from prison" because...., and once again, the teacher considered it wrong, and explained to me that to flee is the same as escape, but only when it comes to "danger". In other words, you may say sb fled jail if you mean that other prisoners were trying to kill him, or any other threat. However, the teacher said that if you simple want to mean someone dug a hole and escaped (no prospect of danger involved, you can´t use the verb "to flee".

Ok, more food for thought, and I may be complicating something simple, but I would appreciate it if you could help me once again.

Thank you.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 TO FLEE- Tom/Pat etc  –  esl  16/JUN/2004, 11:01 AM
Re: TO FLEE- Tom/Pat etc  –  Johannes  16/JUN/2004, 12:36 PM
Re: TO FLEE- Tom/Pat etc  –  Tom  16/JUN/2004, 4:28 PM
Re: TO FLEE- Tom/Pat etc  –  Johannes  17/JUN/2004, 4:55 AM
Re: TO FLEE- Tom/Pat etc  –  pat  17/JUN/2004, 9:23 AM
Re: TO FLEE- Tom/Pat etc  –  Johannes etc  17/JUN/2004, 11:08 AM

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